Absolution Dissolves Dark Network . by the Theosophists

Written and published on 1 December 2013; revised

Dear Ones,

Here are intriguing thoughts by the Theosophists on absolution and the Dark Network.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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ABSOLUTION DISSOLVES THE DARK NETWORK, BY THE THEOSOPHISTS

“The bodies of man are not, of course, separate in space, but interpenetrating. Looked at from below, however, they give the impression of being joined by innumerable fine wires or lines of fire. [This is the Dark Network in microcosm.]

“Every action which works against evolution puts an unequal strain upon these twists and entangles them. When a man goes badly wrong, the confusion becomes such that communication between the higher and lower bodies is seriously impeded; he is no longer his real self, … and only the lower side of the character is able to manifest itself fully.

“Whilst the natural forces will straighten out the distortion in due time, yet the Church provides for the work being done more speedily, for the power of straightening out this tangle in higher matter is one of those powers specifically conferred upon a priest at ordination. The co-operation of the man himself is, of course, also needed: for, ‘if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’

“The effect of ‘absolution’ is strictly limited to the correction of the distortion above described. It reopens certain channels, which have been to a large extent closed by evil thought or action; but it in no way counteracts the physical consequences of that action, nor does it obviate the necessity of restitution, where wrong has been done. The priest’s action straightens out the etheric, astral and mental entanglement, produced by the wrong action, or rather by the mental attitude which made that action possible; but it does not in any way relieve the man from the karmic penalty of his action. ‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'”

–from Citation: “The Causal Body And The Ego,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, 1928, public domain, :Chapter XXVII. The Ego in the Personality.

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